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Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

This semi-open canal boat is brand new type of cruise boat that features all the comforts of a larger vessel. When the weather is good, the partially open roof makes it possible to enjoy an open boat experience. In the event the weather is not so favorable however, the boat’s top can be closed while still ensuring spectacular views of Amsterdam’s sights from the canal network. The boats run on solar energy, are silent and completely emission free. Your 1-hour experience will be enhanced by an audio guide that’s available in 19 different languages. There are frequent departure times, so planning your sightseeing itinerary easy!

Texel: E-Scooter Rental

2. Texel: E-Scooter Rental

Visit Texel, the largest Dutch Island in the UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea. Discover its unspoiled nature by e-scooter and enjoy all aspects of this beautiful island. Drive across Texel in a relaxed and silent manner with a Texel Cruiser. With extra-thick tires and wide handlebars, it has a real tough chopper look. The moment you set off, enjoy everything you see and encounter along the way. Explore the Island's fantastic beaches and marvelous nature reserves as well as the thousands of sheep, and the landmark of Texel: the picturesque lighthouse in the north of the island.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

3. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

Experience the enchanting and iconic tulip fields at their purest. You will enjoy a drive-it-yourself trip through the famous flower bulb region, taking in the colors and smells, and stopping as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. You will drive in a tough open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer rout among the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the the famous flower bulb region and through to an authentic flower bulb nursery. Throughout your tour, your audio guide will inform you of all the ins and outs of the area, whilst also sharing with you some cool tulip facts. You will cruise down country roads through the flowering tulips and park your Twizy beside the road to admire the sea of flowers up close. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you will be sure to attract a lot of attention.

Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

4. Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

On this half day small group tour you will explore the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will pick you up right in the center of Amsterdam in the morning and drive you through the beautiful Dutch country side: land claimed from the sea; past farms, villages and windmills. Upon arrival, we will board our ship that takes us onto the Waddensea. Because of its unique coastal wetlands and tidal system, it is a refuge for a huge number of animals, including marine mammals such as the harbor seals, gray seals and harbor porpoises. Then we will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for gray seals, harbor seals and migrating birds. After the boat tour you have time to explore the historic town of Medemblik, wander the narrow streets, visit the windmill, brewery or the castle, shop or have lunch!

Texel: KNAAP Electric Fatbike Rental

5. Texel: KNAAP Electric Fatbike Rental

Enjoy an environmentally friendly way to explore Texel with this KNAAP Electric Fatbike rental. Ride over almost any surface effortlessly with electric pedal assistance and other useful features. The KNAAP E-fatbike is best described as a mountain bike with super thick tires and a very sturdy and robust frame. Ride at the speed of your choice thanks to the bike's 5 assistance levels and 8 gears. If you want to experience the feeling of floating forward, try position five. The bike's pedal assistance allows you to easily cycle over any kind of surface (although riding over dunes and the beach is not allowed). The KNAPP e-fatbike supports up to 25 km per hour so you can ride on the bike paths without a helmet. The range is more than 100 kilometers, so you can see all the best of Texel during your ride. This cool e-fatbike is also much better for the environment with no emissions. Enjoy a clean and sustainable way to cover large distances. The bikes are recharged with sustainable green energy at the local TexelEnergie. You can be sure that you will be noticed on the road because you are guaranteed to stand out with this fun KNAAP E-fatbike. Renting a KNAAP is possible every day. If you want to buy one, feel free to inquire about the possibilities of owning your own KNAAP.

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

6. Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, then top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Go on a combination half-day trip from Amsterdam to the Expo and your choice of a second activity. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options. Take a ride in the cable car, and finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air. The cruise takes you past sights like Golden Age canal houses and the Anne Frank House, while the flight experience offers an adrenaline thrill on a huge domed screen.

Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

7. Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, visit the delightful windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Enjoy a three-in-one day trip from Amsterdam to some of the Netherlands' best attractions. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options, or take a ride in the cable car. Next, hop back in the bus for the 45-minute ride to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a walking tour of this typical Dutch settlement filled with picturesque houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the clog museum and see how to make this wooden footwear, then stop by a cheese farm and get a demonstration of how to make Gouda cheese. There may even be the opportunity for a taste test. Finally, finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Dahlia Flower GPS Audio Tour

8. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Dahlia Flower GPS Audio Tour

Experience the pure and enchanting Dahlia Flower Fields. You will be free to cruise at your own pace through the famous Bulb Region, with a drive-it-yourself Dahlia Flower Fields tour. You can sit back and relax in an electric 2-seater Renault Twizy, which includes GPS navigation and an audio guide to best allow you to explore one of the most beautiful and colorful areas of the Netherlands. While enjoying the eye-catching colors and pleasant scents, you can park the Twizy at the indicated stops to admire the charming summer flowers up close. This 3-hour trip is more or less 30 kilometers long and takes you through the famous Bulb Region with stops at one of the biggest dahlia flower fields of Europe, an authentic dahlia flower nursery, and the dahlia show garden of Castle Keukenhof. The GPS navigation with a fixed route ensures you won't miss out on any hotspots, and will guarantee that you come across all of the famous and hidden beauties of this region in South-Holland. The audio guide provides you with all ins and outs about the sights, as well as amusing fun facts. Driving the Renault Twizy will be stress-free and great fun, with guaranteed attention to detail along the way. It iss a quiet and 100% electric vehicle, which makes your tour surprisingly, environmentally friendly too.

Weesp: Bicycle tours on an E-Bike with an experience

9. Weesp: Bicycle tours on an E-Bike with an experience

Feel like a local and discover the beautiful surroundings of the Weesp during a bike ride on a cool E-Bike. Cycle with your electronic tour card through local cities, such as Muiden, Muiderberg and Nigtevecht. See the region in a different way and stop whenever you want along the way, as the routes are laid out to allow for multiple stops in between. Take a break and walk through the Muiderslot, or visit one of the many fortresses along the way.

Nijmegen & Kroller-Muller Museum + Attraction Day Tour

10. Nijmegen & Kroller-Muller Museum + Attraction Day Tour

Meet your guide and board a comfortable, air-conditioned luxury minivan at a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam. In Nijmegen, a local guide will welcome you and take you to the historic center on a guided walk. Visit the ancient Roman walls and other dilapidated relics of the era. Enjoy some free time to discover more of the city by yourself and try one of the local culinary specialties. Continue your tour to the National Park Hoge Veluwe. Take one of the white bicycles to use at your convenience to explore the different areas of the park. Visit the famous Kröller-Müller museum where you will discover the masterpieces of famous painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Piet Mondriaan. Finish your day with the choice of two attractions: The ultimate 5D VR flight experience or a relaxing canal cruise to admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions. The cruise passes all of Amsterdam's most famous attractions and you’ll encounter canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House. The unique 5D flight experience doesn’t just show you the Netherlands, it lets you live it. Experience breathtaking films providing you with a spectacular perspective from the air and new insights into how the Netherlands was created.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 578 reviews

We enjoyed every minute of the cruise, captain was super helpful, and sights were amazing. 100% would recommend. Just try to choose time with the best weather for the best experience.

Fabulous experience, owner was terrific and very helpful. The tour itself was amazing and fun. Lots of tulip fields and fun drive!!! A definite to do while visiting the Netherlands.

This tour was great. We got to see multiple Tulip fields ! You can get very close to the flowers to get pictures . Very easy to use and navigate

A unique experience with these funny vehicles ;) The tour through the flower fields is special. We definitely recommend it.

Adequate travel time. Excellent 0 emissions boat. Audio guide in Italian.